Saturday, January 28, 2012

Obsessed with tofu and meat-free substitutes

I don't know what it is about the dead of winter, but it often has me craving tofu and Morningstar meat substitutes. As you know, I usually make my own main dishes. For some reason, all I want is a Morningstar Griller. E.v.e.r.y. D.a.y.

Or tofu from the Chinese takeout shop. I haven't figured out exactly how they make it, but my guess is it's deep fried, then tossed with steamed vegetables in some sort of soy-based sauce.

Soy, soy, soy. I suppose there are unhealthier things to crave!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vegetarian spring rolls

Lately I've been lunching on what I call vegetarian spring rolls. I bought rice paper wrappers which I fill with slices of avocado, mung bean sprouts, and Asian marinated baked tofu. I dip them in a combination of white vinegar and Thai chili sauce.

Goes well with a cup of Thai coconut vegetable soup.

I've found freezing sliced avocados keeps them from browning.